Potting Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Erie, PA
Question by Jayd1999
November 9, 2000
Hello, my name is Jay. i am doing a science experiment useing beans and Miracle-Gro. But for my literature, i need to know what is is potting soil that helps plants. Or what potting soil does, can you please help me out and tell me. i cant find anything on the internet that can help me! Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
November 9, 2000

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Container grown plants need varying amounts of air, water and nutrients supplied through the potting mix. The following information about containers and various soil mixes is aimed at professional growers but you may find it helpful in understanding more about the qualities of potting mixes.

http://agweb.okstate.edu/pearl...

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